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Guardian 24,025/Quantum – beaten by one clue

Posted by loonapick on March 15th, 2007

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Fairly straightforward crossword, with some good clues and one I couldn’t work out (23ac – thanks BenIngton). After the fare served up by Brummie and Paul so far this week, this was less exciting to solve, especially once I had filled in the four easy and long clues going down.

ACROSS

1 RUMINATE – homophone of ROOM INNATE

11 INNUENDO – IN + (undone)*

13 ASPIRATION – A + (in)SPIRATION

15 CHASSIS – CH + ASSIS(t)

16 ILLEGAL – homphone of ILL EAGLE

18 OCEAN-GOING – not sure this works properly because the “in” in the clue is misleading and/or superfluous.

19 OVER – (c)OVER, cover being a fielding position in cricket.

23 REMOVE – See comment from BenIngton below.

24 UNOPENED – took me a while to get this, because I don’t think “unblocked” is a good definition for “unopened”, but I did like the “blocked when not bowled” for “locked” (ie (b)locked).

DOWN

1 TURNED THE CORNER – two meanings, although if anyone “turned the corner” of a page of any of my books, they’d be sorry!

2 DISSATISFACTION – DI-(is fast as)*-CTION

4 PERIAPT – (a tipper)* – a charm or amulet worn to protect one from mischief, and the only word in the puzzle I didn’t know – although I worked it out from the anagram fodder and the checked letters.

5 STUN – (<=nuts) – good, simple clue.

6 UNDER THE COUNTER – two meanings.

17 HIDEOUS – HIDE + OUS(e)

One Response to “Guardian 24,025/Quantum – beaten by one clue”

  1. says:

    Re 23a – it is REMOVE – a form or class in a school as fans of Billy Bunter will remember.

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